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harrietbazley

Completed first sleeve of blouse - after several months!

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26 January, 2012



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2 January, 2012

  • 04:11 PM

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    harrietbazley added the project Jessie Matthews dress
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    Look! It has buttons! And sleeves!

    (And the title? Well, from the moment I saw the pattern cover, that wide-eyed, round-cheeked girl with her tip-tilted nose reminded me of 1930s star "Jessie Ma…

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7 December, 2011



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20 October, 2011



17 October, 2011

  • 02:58 PM

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    harrietbazley added the project Treasure Trove
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    I made this crochet top for my mother (which is why I’m modelling a garment that is clearly too big for me here…) from a Sylvia Cosh unisex pattern which features long V-shaped stitches worked ov…

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    harrietbazley added the project Midnight Circles
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    I picked out this long crochet cardigan pattern some years ago as a means of using up a bag of random wool scraps: each row of the pattern consists of alternate half-circles in different colours, a…

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  • 02:28 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the project 1920s Sports Sweater

    Thank you – that means a lot, coming from you…

    I’m still working on the 1930s dress pattern I bought from you



14 October, 2011



7 October, 2011

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    harrietbazley commented on the project A Fair Dress for the Fair- Vintage Dubarry 2472B

    Hear hear – knees should never be shown (willingly) ;-)

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    harrietbazley commented on the project 1920s Sports Sweater

    Thank you. I don’t usually wear it with that hat (not at all vintage… other than being bought in a charity shop) but it was the closest to the one in the illustration – in fact I was amazed how c…

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    harrietbazley commented on the project 1920s Sports Sweater

    I think it’s partly that it was a newspaper giveaway pattern rather than a paid-for commercial one; I have a couple of other patterns from the 1920s which are far more detailed (and accurate!)

  • 08:45 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the project 1920s Sports Sweater

    I wonder how many readers of the newspaper that week ever knitted it up? It would be fascinating to know….

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    harrietbazley commented on the project 1920s Sports Sweater

    I’m always afraid I’m writing far too much for these projects (I seem to produce about six times as much text as anyone else…) so I’m very relieved you find it interesting!

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    harrietbazley commented on the project 1920s Sports Sweater

    Thank you – what you can’t see from the pics is the heavy-duty elastic underpinnings enabling me to achieve that ‘boyish’ line! (Also very period, of course: the underwear advertisements in the sam…



6 October, 2011

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    harrietbazley added the project 1920s Sports Sweater
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    This is my ‘research jumper’ – I came across the pattern when I was working through 1920s tabloid coverage at the British Library Newspapers collection in Colindale, and did a good deal of the knit…

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5 October, 2011



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26 September, 2011

  • 09:29 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Elna 2003 sewing machine, tension help??

    This probably isn’t helpful, but… just thread up a (hand) needle with double thread and run a row of smallish stitches along your gather line, fasten off one end, then – cautiously – pull?

    Sav…



25 September, 2011



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20 September, 2011

  • 01:14 AM

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Inside of bound buttonhole

    Thanks; consensus definitely seems to be that you leave the edges raw inside the facing.

    I tried pulling the binding patch through both layers of fabric and folding in the ends as described above …

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